Bond vs Adjust - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between bond and adjust

is that bond is to connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind while adjust is to modify.

As a noun bond

is a peasant; churl or bond can be (legal) evidence of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay interest when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificate the rights of the holder are specified in the bond indenture, which contains the legal terms and conditions under which the bond was issued bonds are available in two forms: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.

As a adjective bond

is subject to the tenure called bondage.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bond

English

(wikipedia bond)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A peasant; churl.
  • A vassal; serf; one held in bondage to a superior.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Subject to the tenure called bondage.
  • In a state of servitude or slavedom; not free.
  • Servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave.
  • bond fear
    Derived terms
    * * * * * * * * * * *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bond, variant of band, from (etyl) beand, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal) Evidence of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay interest when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificate. The rights of the holder are specified in the bond indenture, which contains the legal terms and conditions under which the bond was issued. Bonds are available in two forms: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.
  • (finance) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=August 16, author=AP, work=The Sydney Morning Herald
  • , title= ECB in record bond buying spree , passage=News of the big bond purchases came a day before the leaders of Germany and France meet to discuss the debt crisis.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-06, volume=408, issue=8843, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The rise of smart beta , passage=Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.}}
  • A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.
  • An emotional link, connection or union.
  • * Burke
  • a people with whom I have no tie but the common bond of mankind
  • Moral or political duty or obligation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I love your majesty / According to my bond , nor more nor less.
  • (chemistry) A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.
  • A binding agreement, a covenant.
  • A bail bond.
  • Any constraining or cementing force or material.
  • (construction) In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
  • In Scotland, a mortgage.
  • Derived terms
    * bail bond * bond paper * bond discount * bond for deed * bond for general purposes * bond issue * bond premium * bondage * bonded debt * bondsman * bearer bond * completion bond * corporate bond * covered bond * covalent bond * English bond * Flemish bond * government bond * ionic bond * junk bond * perpetual bond * performance bond * registered bond * serial bond * surety bond * war bond * zero coupon bond

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.
  • The gargantuan ape was bonded in iron chains and carted onto the stage.
  • To cause to adhere (one material with another).
  • The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.
  • (chemistry) To form a chemical compound with.
  • Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.
  • To guarantee or secure a financial risk.
  • The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.
  • To form a friendship or emotional connection.
  • The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.
  • To put in a bonded warehouse.
  • (construction) To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
  • (electricity) To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (or any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors).
  • A house's distribution panel should always be bonded to the grounding rods via a panel bond.
  • To bail out by means of a bail bond.
  • * 1877 , Report No. 704 of proceedings In the Senate of the United States , 44th Congress, 2nd Session, page 642:
  • In the August election of 1874 I bonded out of jail eighteen colored men that had been in there, and there has not one of them been tried yet, and they never will be.
  • * 1995 , Herman Beavers, Wrestling angels into song: the fictions of Ernest J. Gaines , page 28:
  • In jail for killing a man, Procter Lewis is placed in a cell where he is faced with a choice: he can be bonded out of jail by Roger Medlow, the owner of the plantation where he lives, or he can serve his time in the penitentiary.
  • * 2001 , Elaine J. Lawless, Women escaping violence: empowerment through narrative , page xxi:
  • And no, you cannot drive her down to the bank to see if her new AFDC card is activated and drop her kids off at school for her because she didn't think to get her car before he bonded out of jail.
    Derived terms
    * bondability * bondable

    adjust

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To modify.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A new prescription , passage=As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.}}
  • To improve or rectify.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=Towards the end of poverty
  • , date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.}}
  • To settle an insurance claim.
  • To change to fit circumstances.
  • Synonyms

    * (to modify something) change, edit, modify, set

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from adjust) * adjustable * adjuster * adjustment * disadjust * misadjust * overadjust * readjust